The Neurophysiological Bases of Auditory Perception

  • Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda
  • Alan R. Palmer
  • Ray Meddis
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-5686-6

Table of contents (57 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Peripheral/Cochlear Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Otoacoustic Emissions Theories Can Be Tested with Behavioral Methods
      Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda, Peter T. Johannesen
      Pages 3-14
    3. Basilar Membrane Responses to Simultaneous Presentations of White Noise and a Single Tone
      Alberto Recio-Spinoso, Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda
      Pages 15-23
    4. The Influence of the Helicotrema on Low-Frequency Hearing
      Torsten Marquardt, Christian Sejer Pedersen
      Pages 25-35
    5. Mechanisms of Masking by Schroeder-Phase Complexes
      Magdalena Wojtczak, Andrew J. Oxenham
      Pages 37-45
    6. Exploiting Transgenic Mice to Explore the Role of the Tectorial Membrane in Cochlear Sensory Processing
      Guy P. Richardson, Victoria Lukashkina, Andrei N. Lukashkin, Ian J. Russell
      Pages 69-77
    7. Auditory Prepulse Inhibition of Neuronal Activity in the Rat Cochlear Root Nucleus
      Ricardo Gómez-Nieto, J. A. C. Horta-Júnior, Orlando Castellano, Donal G. Sinex, Dolores E. López
      Pages 79-90
  3. Masking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 92-92
    2. FM Forward Masking: Implications for FM Processing
      Neal Viemeister, Andrew Byrne, Magdalena Wojtczak, Mark Stellmack
      Pages 93-98
    3. Neuronal Measures of Threshold and Magnitude of Forward Masking in Primary Auditory Cortex
      Ana Alves-Pinto, Sylvie Baudoux, Alan Palmer, Christian J. Sumner
      Pages 111-120
  4. Spectral Processing and Coding

About these proceedings


From its inception in 1969, The International Symposium on Hearing has been a forum of excellence for debating the neurophysiological basis of auditory perception, with computational models as tools to test and unify physiological and perceptual theories. Every paper in this symposium includes two of the following: auditory physiology, psychophysics or modeling. The topics range from cochlear physiology to auditory attention and learning. The Neurophysiological Bases of Auditory Perception has a bottom-up structure from ‘simpler’ physiological to more ‘complex’ perceptual phenomena and follows the order of presentations at the 2009 meeting. The volume describes state-of-the-art knowledge on the most current topics of auditory science and will act as a valuable resource to stimulate further research.

Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda, Ph.D. is Director of the Auditory Computation and Psychoacoustics Unit of the Neuroscience Institute of Castilla y León (University of Salamanca, Spain). His research focuses on modeling human cochlear nonlinear signal processing and understanding the role of the peripheral auditory system in normal and impaired auditory perception.

Alan R. Palmer, Ph.D. is Deputy Director of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research and holds a Special Professorship in Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham,United Kingdom. He heads a research team that uses neurophysiological, computational and neuroanatomical techniques to study the way the brain processes sound.

Ray Meddis, Ph.D. is Director of the Hearing Research Laboratory at the University of Essex,United Kingdom. His research has concentrated on the development of computer models of the physiology of the auditory periphery and how these can be incorporated into models of psychophysical phenomena such as pitch and auditory scene analysis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda
    • 1
  • Alan R. Palmer
    • 2
  • Ray Meddis
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Neurociencias de Castilla y LeónUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.MRC Inst.of Hearing ResearchNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of EssexColchester, EssexUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5685-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5686-6